What are the phases of ERP implementation

ERP implementation: the 9 most important success factors

Go with one clear Formulation of goals in the ERP project. Define the goals in close coordination with the business or division management so that a jointly defined goal is available from the start of the project.

Even if you call in an external ERP provider or even a consultant, you need to introduce a new ERP system Time and resources. After the objective has been defined, the responsibilities for the ERP implementation can be clarified on the basis of this and the corresponding ones can be taken into account in the resource planning. Note that an ERP implementation that has to be accommodated in addition to the day-to-day business, means an often underestimated additional burden for employees.

In order to coordinate with your ERP provider, you must first know your business model and the underlying business processes and, above all, evaluate them.
Analyze your process and organizational structure

  • Which processes are there and must be mapped in the ERP?
  • Which processes should be adapted in this context?
  • Where are completely new processes necessary?

A requirements catalog can support you in this and at the same time serves as the basis for inquiries from ERP providers.

The introduction of an ERP system inevitably involves changes: through a new or different system or even through newly defined processes. An early, active one should therefore not be neglected Change management to start in the company. A willingness to change must be built up from the management (when defining your project goals) to the employees.